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implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
vie - contend; compete
zephyr - gentle breeze; west wind
parity - equality; close resemblance; CF. disparate
pomposity - self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
inconsistency - state of being self-contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness; ADJ. inconsistent: displaying a lack of consistency; erratic; contradictory; incompatible
modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth